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Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Concert

October 17, 2019
07:30 PM
Fine Arts
University Theatre

Join us for Lamar University’s first concert of the 2019-2020 school year featuring the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.

The Symphonic Band will begin the evening with four works for wind band including “Tempered Steel” by Charles Rochester Young, “Old Scottish Melody (Auld Lang Syne)” arranged by former director of bands Charles “Pete” Wiley, selections from Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy” and the world premier of “WBL Triumphal”, written by Lamar University alumnus Kelly Bennette.

The Wind Ensemble is set to begin the second half of the concert with Richard Saucedo’s “Windsprints” followed by two works by Percy Grainger: “Australian Up-Country Tune” and “Children’s March: ‘Over the Hills and Far Away.’”

The program will conclude with Julie Giroux’s tone poem, “La Mezquita de Córdoba” and the Norwegian march “Valdres”, by Johannes Hanssen.

Performers in the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are Lamar University student musicians. The conductors are Andrew McMahan, director of bands, and Eric Shannon, assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands.

Admission is free and the performance is open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required.

Sponsored by the Lamar University Band Program, Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music and College of Fine Arts and Communication.  

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music

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